Penn State and Pitt stopped their in-state series for 15 years before resuming it last season. The Penn State players who never got to face their rivals to the west are clearly disappointed about not getting that chance.
Instead, they’re hoping to get enjoyment out of Saturday when the No. 4 Nittany Lions (as 21-point favorites) host the Panthers at Beaver Stadium for the first time since 1999. That year was also the last time Penn State beat Pitt, and current and former players alike are ready to celebrate another win Saturday.
Earlier in the week, former Penn State cornerback Adam Taliaferro said he would try to beat Pitt by 90 if he was coaching his alma mater. Former Penn State defensive tackle Jordan Hill took that a step further.
On his Instagram, Hill — who played his final season at Penn State in 2012 and is now with the Detroit Lions — posted a screenshot of the final score of a video game: Penn State 200, Pittsburgh 14. Hill captioned it “foreseeing the future.”
We’re pretty sure Penn State fans will take any victory over Pitt– but the bigger the better.